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Children's Law Institute (15th Annual)

Author(s): Rebecca S. Rubloff, Elizabeth Fassler, Margaret P. O’Marra
Practice Area: Family Law, Pro Bono
Published: Jul 2012
ISBN: 9781402418303
PLI Item #: 34685
CHB Spine #: C233

Elizabeth Fassler, Esq. is one of CFR's Litigation Supervisors  and the Co-Director of  CFR's Queens Practice. She has been representing parents in child protective, custody, article 8 and termination proceedings in the four largest boroughs of New York since joining CFR in May 2004. She directly supervises CFR's staff attorneys, paralegal and law interns and co-directs CFR's Queens Office. Ms. Fassler also oversees CFR's fellowship program. She conducts training sessions and provides technical assistance to parents and practitioners and participates in various policy initiatives at the city, state and national level, including as a former member of the New York City Bar Association's Family Court Committee and a current member of the Children and the Law Committee. She has served on the faculties of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and  the New York State Judicial Institute. Ms. Fassler has worked in the child welfare field since 1996.   Prior to joining CFR, Ms. Fassler was an attorney at the Legal Aid Society - Juvenile Rights Practice. Ms. Fassler graduated from the Syracuse University College of Law. She received a B.A. from Brandeis University.

Margaret O'Marra is a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience in the child welfare field. Peg is currently the Social Work Supervisor for the Manhattan trial office of the Juvenile Rights Practice of the Legal Aid Society and a frequent trainer on child welfare issues. Prior to joining JRP more than 25 years ago, Peg worked in foster care and child health services. Peg holds an MSW degree from Fordham University.

Rebecca S. Rubloff, Esq. is the Director of Training in the Legal Support and Training Unit at Family Court Legal Services, a division of Children’s Services.  Family Court Legal Services provides legal representation for Children’s Services in the five Family Courts of New York City in child abuse and neglect proceedings, custody and juvenile delinquency proceedings.  The Legal Support and Training Unit provide trainings to attorney and casework staff as well as other types of support to the Division.  Ms. Rubloff joined Children’s Services after working for the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice.  Ms. Rubloff is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.